Ask any parent and they’ll tell you it’s a chore to try and get their kid to go to sleep. Wicker has dealt with this with his 3 kids....I (Rebecca Wilde) am lucky, my dog, Phil, actually woofs to get me to go to bed! LOL
Well, just how bad is it for parents? A new survey finds parents of children between three and ten spend 34 minutes each night trying to get their kids to bed.
The average kid will come up with three excuses a night to put off going to bed.
Among the most popular excuses:
Saying they're not tired
Saying they're hungry
They need the toilet
Suddenly saying they are thirsty
Asking for another story
Saying they're too hot/too cold
Suddenly wanting to tell you EVERYTHING about their day
They want a kiss/cuddle from the other parent
Needing to find a certain toy
Wanting longer cuddles with you
The survey shows that there will be four nights a week where parents think their kids are asleep only for them to hear noises telling them otherwise.
83% of parents admit they go back to check that their kids are actually asleep, with many finding that’s not the case.
Half have found their kids playing with their toys when they should be asleep.
28% have found them on a tablet.
21% have found them watching TV
20% have found them gaming.
Oy! Good luck parents.....